My journalism work started right here in Denver, Colorado over 12 years ago! I was a writer plus photographer at the time, fresh out of college plus trying to climb the ladder in the world of journalism.
- I entirely don’t think what I was thinking, because even then I all knew that print journalism was slowly dying, and still, Denver was lake apartment to numerous reputable publications so I moved here to ply our trade; The first large story I covered was in 2012, when Colorado first legalized cannabis for people over the age of 21; You remember seeing the picture of a Girl Scout who set up her cookie table in front of a cannabis dispensary? I took that picture to sell to the local Denver newspapers! After that I had a brief but successful run as a photographer for the local Denver news media, even though I had the sense to transfer on before the labor dried up.
I started a small internet news company with numerous of our friends from the Denver media, both of us wanted to use blogs plus vlogs to tell stories about Colorado, instead of working for the major news outlets. This would give us the freedom to explore the real faces of Denver. Both of us found funding from one of the major cannabis companies that is based in Denver, plus while it wasn’t much it was enough to get our channel off the ground. It will take a lot of time plus effort to elevate our status, but eventually all of us hope to be the top independent news outlet in Denver, plus the rest of Colorado.